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Posts by rvanhouten

The 10 Commandments of Leviticus 19

As we read the first half of Leviticus 19 during this morning’s sermon, you might have noticed that many of the commandments sounded familiar.  Revere your parents; keep the Sabbath; don’t lie.  Where have we read that before? The 10 Commandments! Each of the original 10 Commandments from Exodus 20 can be found in Leviticus 19.  This makes sense, because Leviticus 19 is all about love.  We love God by keeping His commands.  We love God through loving others.  Over…

Isaiah 40a – Echoes in the Psalms

One of the joys of reading Scripture is to hear the words of other biblical writers echoing throughout the whole Bible.  When reading Isaiah 40:6-8, you may have been reminded of the words of Moses.  A long time ago, Moses not only penned the first five books of the Bible (The Pentateuch), but he also wrote a psalm, reflecting on the brevity of life and our hope in the eternality and reliability of God. Let’s start with Isaiah’s words.  He…